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The Chicago White Sox and manager Rick Renteria have agreed to part ways, the team announced Monday.
Renteria spent the past four seasons as the White Sox’s manager, finishing with a 236-309 record. He guided Chicago to a 35-25 record this season and the franchise’s first postseason appearance since 2008. The White Sox lost 2-1 to the Oakland Athletics in the wild-card round.
“This is not an easy decision for any of the parties involved to come to,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a Zoom call with reporters Monday morning. “You will not hear me, nor do I suspect anyone within the organization, share with you anything negative about Ricky Renteria, in terms of factors in this decision.”
Hahn said that Renteria and the front office have spoken “for years” about how the “final stages” of the White Sox’s rebuild will go.
He also said the move wasn’t precipitated by anything Renteria did in 2020, including a controversial pitching move in the playoffs or the team faltering down the stretch after having a slight lead in the division.
“This isn’t about any of the decision-making in Game 3 of the